Software supporting oversize/overweight permitting enables staff reduction from 21 to 9, statewide.
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Software System Eases Truck Permitting

Summary Information

Several State DOTs are now implementing automated oversize and overweight permitting and routing systems. The systems allow permit officials to spend less time on paperwork and more time examining routes in more detail. By filling out applications using Internet connections to state DOTs rather than filling them out in person, states have found that the turnaround time for permits has been reduced.

Minnesota reports that is has been able to reduce its workforce from more than 20 people across 16 districts and 5 people in a central office to nine personnel managing the entire state.